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Docker, Windows Sandbox and gui apps


I’ve just been playing with Windows Sandbox and have also been using Windows container images on Windows Server 2019. From Microsoft’s own documentation of Windows Sandbox, it seems that this is more or less docker, or docker-like. Looking at some of the vhdx files in Windows sandbox, it is very similar to how Docker works on Windows.

People often ask if it’s possible to run gui apps in Docker or Windows via RDP. Everyone says no - I’d say based on Windows Sandbox the answer is yes. Has anyone else wondered this, or maybe done some preliminary work on importing the Windows Sandbox base images into docker?

I think this would make an awesome alternative to a Terminal server or virtualized desktops. Completely disposable containers, running a gui sessions without VM’s or TS licensing.